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Notes: Sutliff's match of Lane's VIP.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2919)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The birch taste is not nearly as pronounced or as chemical-like as it was in the original, where it overtakes the tobacco rather strongly. The vanilla is slightly more obvious in the Match. The burley is lightly nutty and earthy, and provides a little molasses hit, all of which were basically missing from the original. Overall, it’s a little milder and much smoother ribbon cut, and doesn’t bite (another failing of its predecessor). Both have very little nicotine. Burns at a reasonable pace with a consistency of flavor that doesn’t vanish at the finish. Leaves just a little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. A pleasant all day smoke with an okay after taste. I gave the original one star mostly because it had too many short comings.


12 people found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (177)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Never smoked the original VIP, so no comparison here. Nice, fluffy ribbon cut that packs good and takes fire well. Bag aroma is of molasses, vanilla, and a hint of birch. Flavor profile is nutty, sweet and a taste of the birch stick candy I eat when I can find it! Also reminded me of a bottle of birch beer, sweet and tasty for my part. Burns well with few if any relights, very little moisture build up even in this Central KY humidity. Had no bite, even when I pushed it hard. Mild nicotine hit and could be an all day smoke with no problems. A solid 3 here on the ole Dix Creek Farm.

Pipe Used: Gracie color duke

Age When Smoked: New and at various stages up to a year

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Jason h. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jason h. (51)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

This tobacco in my opinion tastes nothing, smells nothing, and looks nothing like the original! The original had way more pizzazz than this. As far as im concerned these folks just made a tobacco and called it a "match" just to try to lure the faithful followers of the original back for their hard earned dollar........I miss the original!

2 people found this review helpful.